Guests 2015


Dominique Marchais, France

A French director, he comes for the first time at Pelicam on the occasion of the retrospective devoted to his work as a documentary filmmaker. Praised in 2003 for his short, Lenz échappé, he has made, since then, two documentaries highly commended and awarded, Time of the Gifts (Le temps des graces, 2010) and Ridgeline (La ligne de partage des eaux, 2014). The second film will be screened for the first time in Romania.


Benjamin Hennot, Belgium

Born in Belgium, Benjamin Hennot directed in 2013 the documentary The Narrow Jungle (La jungle étroite) which follows the life of a former trade unionist, as he cares for an experimental garden, for the association Fraternités ouvrières, in the francophone town of Mouscron, Belgium. The film was present at various international festivals, and it will be screened in Fresh Perspectives at Pelicam.


Adrien Zerbini, Switzerland

Animator and journalist for RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse), and an independent producer, Adrien Zerbini knows Romania well, having made various radio materials on the Danube Delta and local environmental issues. He specializes in environmental journalism. At Pelicam he will make a one hour live broadcast, on the 13th of June for the well-known environmental programme Prise de terre, conducted by journalist Lucille Solari.


Nocem Collado, Spain

Born in Granada, Spain, Nocem Collado debuted in documentary filmmaking with Cartography of Loneliness (Cartografía de la soledad) that addressed the loneliness and terrible sadness experienced by three women from India, Nepal and Fghanistan, who were abandoned by their husbands. She is coming to Pelicam this year to present Women and Water (La mujer y el agua), a winning film of Green Film Network 2015 award for best environmental documentary.


Evan Carpenter, USA

Evan is co-producer of the film White Earth directed by J. Christian Jensen, presented in the short film competition at Pelicam 2015. White Earth has been selected in numerous festivals worldwide and was nominated for Best Short Film at Oscars 2015.


Willem Baptist, Netherlands

Willem Baptist (1979) is a filmmaker based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. His work  has been screened in competition at numerous prestigious international film festivals such as IDFA, HotDocs, Rotterdam IFFR, Toronto TIFF, Karlovy Vary. His latest documentary,Wild Boar (2013) was shortlist nominated for a Golden Calf at the Netherlands Film Festival and prize winning at the Visions Du Réel festival in Switzerland.


Eliza Kubarska, Poland

Born in 1978 at Lodz, Poland, Eliza Kubarska is a documentary filmmaker, artist and sculptor. She is also a climber, considered one of the few women in the world to open new routes. She is currently working on her last film, K2 Touching the Sky. She is coming to Pelicam for the screening of her film, Walking Under Water, presented in the main competition. The film won the special Jury Prize at the festival Hot Docs, Canada.


Ildikó Zonda Plájás, Romania

Ildikó Plájás studied Anthropology and Cultural Studies in Romania and Hungary, later graduating in Visual Ethnography at Leiden University. Swamp Dialogues is her first anthropological film.

11. Im Publikum - Gerd Haag (TAG_TRAUM Filmproduktion)

Gerd Haag, Germany

Gerd Haag is film producer, from the TAG/TRAUM Filmproduktion Koln production company in Germany. He is the producer for “Tristia: The Black Sea Odyssey” (Germany, 2014) and will come to Tulcea for the screening of his documentary.


Niels Stokholm

Niels Stokholm is one of the most idealistic farmers in Denmark. He runs the biodynamic farm with his wife, Rita, and from their farm, Thorshøjgaard, they distribute products to some of the best restaurants in the world.But not everyone is equally fond of Thorshøjgaard and their holistic methods. Authorities and bureaucracy threaten to close down the farm. He is the hero of the film “Good Things Await” (Denmark, 2014).


Bingöl Elmas

Bingol Elmas graduated from the Radio, Television and Cinema department of Marmara University Faculty of Communication. She worked as a reporter at various national television channels between 1998 and 2001 as well as director’s assistant in TV programmers. Also she worked at The Association of Documentary Filmmakers in Turkey (BSB) for 8 years which is the only professional union in the field of documentary. She works in the Asmin Film Company as a director, producer and scriptwriter.


Arnaud & Ronan Kerneur

Arnaud (photo) and Ronan are two French brothers working together in documentary film. Ronan directs, supported by Arnaud who also coordinates production at their production company, Tropos Films. Their first project was Chronicle of a Defeat (Chronique d’une défaite) in 2012. The two brothers are coming to Pelicam to present their film The Experience Cecosesola (L’expérience Cecosesola) which competes in Fresh Perspectives 2015. The film presents an example of a successful cooperative in Venezuela.